The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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Poster for the movie "The Battle of Algiers"

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

NR 121 min - Drama, War, History - 8 September 1966

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organization and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Director:  Gillo Pontecorvo
Director of Photography:  Marcello Gatti
Original Music Composer:  Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo

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Storyline

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organization and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.


Collections: Gillo Pontecorvo

Tagline: The Revolt that Stirred the World!

Genres: Drama, War, History

Details

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Country:   Italy Algeria
Language:  Arabic, English, French, Italian
Release Date:  8 September 1966

Box Office

Budget:  $800,000
Revenue:  $921,548

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Igor Film, Casbah Film

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 01 min

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